Originally Posted by alisaterry
My uncle went to his favorite chocolate store in Salt Lake City last Saturday, Cummings Chocolates, and Thomas S Monson was the person in front of him. I asked him if he was a milk chocolate or dark chocolate man, but he didn't ask. I would have!
Ahh, I always knew I liked President Monson!
Actually, it's really exciting to me to see him assume the presidency...I think he was the first general authority that I knew by name, and the first that I enjoyed his talks in conference (starting when I was around 7 or 8). I always loved that he told stories. :-)
It's interesting how we feel attached to one GA or another, don't you think? And the reasons why we do? I know there have been a couple that I have always loved to listen to...I don't know why exactly, I just have. Now that I am old enough to perceive that one may be a better speaker than another, or address issues more relevent/helpful to me, I have different favorites, but I always get excited to hear from my 'old favorites' just because I'm sentimental like that I guess.
Not that this is related, but I LOVE knowing abuot the background of the different apostles. I love that they are from all different backgrounds--farm boy, lawyer, judge, teacher, physicist, surgeon, pilot, businessman, etc. I mentioned how I was recently talking with my friend about that show "The Mormons" and she asked me to explain the apostles thing (it was mentioned in the show but not explained). So I was explainign the organization, and she asked who they were and how they were chosen...we ended up getting into their backgrounds etc, and she was impressed that they are so diverse, and so diversely educated.